New Delhi. 15 September 2016. As part of the Prime Minister’s ‘Digital India’ programme, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar launched the re-designed website of Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence, here today. The website is now fully compliant to the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW).
The website has been re-designed using the Content Management Framework (CMF) developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). It is now more user centric, user friendly, universally accessible and less vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Web pages have been made responsive and easy to access through different devices i.e. desktop, tablet PCs and mobile phones with varying screen sizes. The website has also been optimized for viewing by different browsers and operating systems.
The website of DDP provides news updates, policies, procedures, publications, directory of officials and media contents such as e-book, photo-gallery etc. A link for online service of the Department – ‘Application for NoC for Export of Military Stores’ has been provided.
One of the salient features of the website is that it is interactive and suggestions and clarifications related to defence production can be given or sought through the online feedback form. Another feature of the website is its accessibility by visually impaired persons and persons with motor disabilities, who can access the web content using screen readers and other assistive technologies through accessibility links and icons conveniently placed on the standardized header and footer.
The revamped website has given comprehensive link to websites maintained by various wings and organisations under the department such as ‘Make in India’ defence portal, Ordnance Factory Board, DGQA, Directorate of Standardisation, Defence Offset Management Wing and websites of nine Defence Public Sector Undertakings. Related links of other Ministries/Departments like Finance, Commerce, Corporate Affairs, DIPP, DPE, MSME, etc have also been provided.
Thus the website provides complete information at one place to all stakeholders i.e. public, vendors, exporters, users (Armed Forces), producers (public and private), quality assurance agencies, industry associations, other Central Ministries and State Governments, about the various initiatives which DDP has taken and is taking to promote manufacturing and export in the defence sector under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.